PLANET HOLLYWOOD CREATOR’S LATEST VENTURE LANDING IN SOUTH
By FITSNEWS || Bryan Kestner has some stories to tell … unfortunately most of them (especially the prurient ones involving some of Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies) are all off the record.
Maybe one day …
Kestner – the creator of Planet Hollywood and a co-creator, co-producer of Bravo TV’s Southern Charm reality show – is preparing to launch a new restaurant in downtown Charleston, S.C.
“This is a great city that deserves a great concept and a great chef,” Kestner told FITS.
Enter “Generalissimo,” a new restaurant opening on Upper King Street that will feature Kestner as its operating partner – and offer what he calls “French/ Mexican fusion with a Southern flare.”
Hmmmm … something Napoleon, Pancho Villa and William Moultrie could all agree on? This we’ll have to taste for ourselves …
(Well, Liz will have to taste it for herself first … and tell us if she likes it).
Running the kitchen of Kestner’s new venture will be Bob Waggoner – an award-winning chef and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS show “Sing for your Supper.”
Kestner says he knows the competition in Charleston will be fierce – but he’s ready to make a big splash with his opening and a lasting impact on the Holy City’s restaurant scene.
Stay tuned … we’ll have additional details about his plans as they become available.
So I guess Whitney convinced him after all…
French/Mexican fusion sounds almost as appetizing as Icelandic/Iraqi fusion cuisine with an Irish twist…
“Our top story tonight: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
Didn’t Stalin, briefly, and Chiang Kai-shek also use that title, or at least have others use it for them?
Jane you ignorant slut..
Dianne you stinking whore…
I like it…SNL old school
Old school SNL sucks. Cocaine is one helluva drug and it apparently robbed the original cast of the ability to be funny with any frequency.
LOL. Wait for the way-too-obvious advertisement as the reality show gang heads there and declares it the hottest new spot in Charleston. Of course that’s assuming Southern Charm stays on the air that long.
I love good food and Charleston can use another option at the top end. This is excellent news.
Bernie’s Chicken, can’t beat it.
I saw the wreck in front of Bernie’s chicken Friday morning. The kids in all those apartments on that side of town love that place.
I drive across town to get Bernie’s Chicken.
Brookland Baptist beat Bernie’s in the Summer Basketball League Tourney. Tough break.
Charleston restaurants are so pretentious,and 20th century.You want good food,go to,Nigel’s Good Food in,North Charleston.
Menu looks great. TBG used to live right round there in Col Moultrie’s plantation…
Back then it was “El Norte” Mexican.
Yum! I can’t wait to try their meatloaf!
It’ll be wrapped in a tortilla and covered with a bearnaise sauce.
lol….both comments funny as hell!
“French/ Mexican fusion with a Southern flare.”
I’ll just wait on Aunt Jemina’s All U CAN EAT!
Sarah’s Kitchen, Greenville. Better than Aunt Jemina’s.
But the real question is:
How does it compare to the the lunches from Mrs. Chapman’s school kitchen at Fork Shoals Elementary?
***……Meanwhile, over at the Gunn Family Garage…..****
UPS man: “Delivery for Liz………”
Liz: “That’s me…! ”
UPS man: “Are you changing your own oil…….Golly ? ”
Liz: “Yep…….gotta drive to Charleston to checkout a new restaurant……..its French/Mexican with a Southern Flair….!! ”
UPS Man: “French/Mexican…..? Really..? I have never had a Crepe Burrito before..? ”
Liz: ” Heck….top that crepe burrito off with spicy grits and flaming shrimp and you’ll swear you’ll never fear Ebola…!! ”
UPS Man: ” I guess that’s why you ordered this package from “Ebola Suits R US”….? ”
Liz: ” Marketing 101….”
Sounds like another Applebee’s to me. But probably shittier.
I’m much more interested in seeing what the waitresses will be wearing, and how they look. Petite Mexican cuties in skimpy French maid’s outfits (I wish) … So, the Mexicans repelled the French invasion, but STOLE their recipes?
Charleston is so over-rated
But I did like seeing the Hunley a few years back and after she is reconditioned/cleaned up, I’ll go back but that’s about the only reason for me to visit Charleston.
I got better places to spend my visiting/tourist money.
I know a great place to eat about “XXX” miles south of Charleston but I ain’t telling!!!!!!
I used to do a fair amount of HAZMAT work in the Low Country. = Thanks fer the bucks Republicans – you’re tops at fucking up this state (except for the “well-heeled” that is)
Ever see the flick “Elysium”? That type of social community is just around the corner!!!!!
Come to think of it, it kinda is now!!!!!!!
Those who can’t afford the finer places to eat here usually don’t like Charleston. Have fun in Myrtle Beach!
Wonder if FITS endorsement will do for Generalissimo what it has done for Ravenel, Ervin, French, Mace, Hutto and Sheheeen???….LMAO…..
Damn, weekends suck on Fits. Not even housewives with fashion advice and mystic restaurant adventures.
French/Mexican fusion with a Southern Flair? Sounds a bit busy. The menu will probably be like 18 pages long.
But, I will reserve judgement until I read someone else’s judgement.
Probably one of those deals where they cross a stalk of some vegetable with a bit of meat, and squirt a few colored drops of sauce around to simulate abstract art.. then dust it with some exotic spice and call it 50 bucks.
I wonder if the Charleston food scene has jumped the shark. The little kids at home keep me from going out as much as I used to, but the 5 or 6 brand new restaurants I’ve tried in the last year or so have been disappointing. I think it’s getting to back to the old, pre-food craze days. when you needed to find out through word of mouth if a place was a tourist trap before you went and wasted your money.
waiting for Andrew Zimmer to sample the menu for Bizzare Foods, tho’ shrump an grits and Frogmore Stew have been on the “bizzare” enough for that show. None of ’em seem to want to touch the BBQ hash though.
“French/ Mexican fusion with a Southern flare.”
Pointless and pretentious, with an extra helping of try too hard.